>> Video: Watch Tavi Gevinson Take On Her First Styling Gig —We got a look at the final product of Tavi Gevinson's first ever styling gig — for Blackbook's September 2010 issue — last week; now a "making of" video is out, capturing the 14-year-old Gevinson working with model Christine Staub, who happens to be just a year older than her. And it sounds like Tavi already has her next project on deck: word is she will be flying to New York with her dad to cover Fashion's Night Out for Barneys on Twitter, as well as liveblogging on the retailer's blog BSides. [Blackbook, The Cut] See the video! »
>> Much ado was made about Tavi Gevinson's styling debut for Blackbook — and now the 10 page result, shot in upstate New York, is here. Chloe Sevigny was originally scheduled to model in the shoot, but had to back out last minute because of a scheduling conflict, so Tavi chose Christine Staub from IMG. A Blackbook editor on set noted: "the clothes she pulled were minimal for a 10-page fashion editorial — she pulled from 15 designers [including Rodarte, Prada, Marc Jacobs, and Louis Vuitton], but was very selective about which pieces she chose from each — she might get frustrated when pairing items to form looks. Added to the pressure of a first-time styling gig was the presence of Lizzie Widdicombe, who, despite being very sweet, was still a New Yorker reporter writing down Gevinson’s every move and word in her notepad."
Samples from the Spring 2009 Obedient Sons & Daughters collection which will not be produced will be sold at a sample sale next week.
Blackbook offers their take on recession lingo adopted by the glossies and yes, "crisis chic" is among them.
Thom Browne staged his powerful dystopia-themed show in Florence yesterday which consisted of two outfits and a choreographed office scene.
Those crazy scenesters, curiously hitting up Sao Paulo Fashion Week instead of, we don't know, Santos. Well, somehow they managed to hop a flight and escape the city during this thunderstorming/heatwave/coldfront week of Resort shows. And darn it if we aren't going to acknowledge our envy of their proximity to a Fashion Week that isn't a seizure-inducing nightmare (i.e. New York). Same amount of alcohol, different atmosphere. Go figure. We can't conjure much of a trend forecast from the report (and you can't really expect to find much coverage elsewhere), but it does seem pretty darn fun. Of their entrance they wrote,
"This edition of SPFW coincided with Sao Paulo's Japan week, the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants to Brazil (Sao Paulo has the largest population of Japanese people outside of Tokyo). The special Japan theme was enough to draw Japanese fashion bigshots like Kenzo Takada, Issey Miyake prez Nobuyuki Ota, clusters of elegant Japanese fashion women, gaggles of Japanese schoolgirls, and of course, us."
Below, check out our galleries of snapshots from the Brazil shows (Rio and Sao Paulo), with more coverage, trend reports, and photo galleries to come.